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beware the easy lie - part 1

Posted on 2015.03.23 at 21:42
"I urge you, brothers and sisters, to watch out for those who cause divisions and put obstacles in your way that are contrary to the teaching you have learned. Keep away from them. For such people are not serving our Lord Christ, but their own appetites. By smooth talk and flattery they deceive the minds of naive people. Everyone has heard about your obedience, so I rejoice because of you; but I want you to be wise about what is good, and innocent about what is evil."

Romans 16: 17-19 -

I read various versions of 16:17 at http://biblehub.com/romans/16-17.htm and felt that the various interpreters were circling around the idea of MISTAKES or ERRORS - so I changed, "watch out for those who cause divisions and put obstacles in your way...", and etc....

"I urge you, brothers and sisters, to watch out for those who cause divisions and mistakes that are contrary to the teaching you have learned. Keep away from these psychopaths and narcissists. For such people are not serving our Goodness, Health, Sanity, Spirit, (or Plans), but their own appetites. By smooth talk and flattery they deceive the minds of naive people. Everyone has heard about your conscientiousness, so I rejoice because of you; but I want you to be wise about what is good, and crystal clear about what is evil."

Cuz, ya know, Wisdom is the retention of innocence through adversity.

What caught me about the original passage was its identification of the types of people who deliberately and/or habitually cause division and chaos - the wheedlers, the gossippers, the closet bullies, the pathological elites who turn group against group for their own appetites - creating more harm for everyone but themselves. The destroyers. Dividing and conquering. Reducing everyone to the lowest common denominator of squalour, and then picking them off for their own use or amusement. The powerful who employ a cast of millions - witless professionals - to be their guardians and dupes, like the master with his house-slaves, & so with all the rest confined to servitude. Both those who manipulate the mass violation of the ever-so-slowly-built COMMONS, and all those who believe their lies and go to such warrings, in violence, and a sad, endless pathos of human tragedy, burning like blades of grass under a relentless sun.

The crISIS engineers.

OK - maybe it didn't say all that. But - the whole easy lie thing. Here it is - written thousands of years ago. Isn't taht enough time for us to have grown up

yet?

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